2011-01-03 17:31:03

Cardinal Tauran reacts to the New Year's bombing in Alexandria

The President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran shared his reflection on the New Year’s bombing in Alexandria, Egypt, which left more than 20 Christians dead and dozens of others wounded.The word that came to mind is “heartache,” said Cardinal Tauran. “This is a perversion of religion. No religion can ‘justify’ such an approach, one that attacks men and women who are praying, thereby expressing the noblest of the human person.”
Cardinal Tauran goes on to advise against giving in either to anger, or to indifference, calling anger “an evil counselor” and remembering John Paul II’s words during the Balkan crisis: “we do not have the right to be indifferent.”
“The solution,” said Cardinal Tauran, “is dialogue - this means that dialogue must be intensified, as the Pope said in his recent message for World Day of Peace.”

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